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or doma. married lgbt committees are already denied many rights and this additional tax adds another sting to the injustice of doma. this brings great hope the u.s. supreme court will hear the california proposition perry case and various doma cases later this year. however, as a legislative body here in san francisco, i don't believe we can or should standstill and wait to see what the u.s. supreme court does while this discrimination continues. i look forward to working with everyone to get this passed. i am proud that this legislation is supporting and cosponsored by supervisors wiener, campos and chu, as well as the lgbt democrat democratic club and lgbt. we have prided ourselves of being ahead of curve and the props of a better tomorrow. as a city we should not stand idle as contributing members of society -- with hope and uncertainty certainty that the u.s. supreme court will find doma cases unreasonable. colleagues i hope i can for your support. we have a number of speakers to speak. >> good morning, controller's office. this legislation if passed by the board of supervisors and
administration has decided to not defend that law. the obama administration says they believe that doma is unconstitutional. they will not defend it. it is house republicans specifically who are defending that law in court at the direction of house speaker john boehner, using your tax dollars. this is chief warrant officer charlie morgan. after serving for the better part of two decades, after deploying overseas, after leaving behind her partner and their young daughter for a year while she served in kuwait, chief warrant officer charlie morgan asked for a meeting with speaker john boehner. she told the speaker that she had stage 4 breast cancer, inoperable. she told him that her own father had served in the army and was killed in a car wreck in an accident as he was getting ready for deployment in vietnam when she was just a little kid. officer morgan writing, quote, my mom and i received va and social security benefits as a result of his death. those benefits put a roof over our head, food in our bellies, and clothes on our backs. she wanted to make the case to john boehner that her f
results of the defense of marriage act or doma. this initial tax on married same sex spouses and domestic partners adds another sting to the injustice of doma. this year we are very hopeful with a number of decisions that are going to be coming before the u.s. supreme court when they will hear the proposition 8 case, perry case and various sdoma cases in late march 2013. however we should not and cannot stand still in san francisco while this discrimination continues. i'm proud this legislation is supported again by my co-sponsor, supervisor wiener, campos, chiu, avalos and mar, as well as the alice b democratic club and harvey milk democratic club. and san francisco we have always been the city that has prided itself on being ahead of the curve and one that is willing to tackle difficult unjust issues in the name of equality. as a city we shouldn't stand idle contributing members continue to be discriminated against purely because of their sexual orientation. with hope and uncertainty that the supreme court will find prop 8 and doma unconstitutional, there is no time to wait to pass this
. married same-sex couples specifically. the defense of marriage act or doma defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. in a brief filed with the high court, the just department says doma treats gay and lesbian couples unequally violating the constitution. >>> number three, the most contaminated nuclear site is leaking toxic nuclear waste. last week it was revealed that one tank in washington's facility was leaking. but now the governor says that six tanks at the hanford nuclear site are leaking nuclear sludge. he says there's no immediate health risk to the public but calls the leak disturbing. >>> number four, the pentagon has grounded the entire fleet of f-35 fighter jets because a crack in the engine of one of the planes was found during a routine inspection. now the f-35 program costs $400 billion. it's the most expensive weapons system in military history. >>> finally number five. police are searching for the people who were inside a range rover sport involved in a las vegas shooting. listen to this -- shots were fired from that car, killed the driver of a maserati. the
the constitutionality of "the defense of marriage act" or doma, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman. the act was signed into law in 1996 by bill clinton-- a man who understands being defensive about your marriage. [ laughter ] now, barack obama's justice department decided not to defend doma, but don't worry, your tax dollars are still being spent on the case. house republicans hired super-straight, super-lawyer paul clement to defend marriage to the tune of $2 million dollars. [ laughter ] now, the case won't be heard until march, but that money is already buying brilliant legal arguments from clement like: "marriage should be limited to unions of a man and a woman because they alone can produce unplanned and unintended offspring." [ laughter ] damn straight. yes! yes, marriage is for straight people, who can go to a wedding, get tanked on chablis, and make a baby, barebacking it in a coat closet. [ laughter ] as -- [cheers and applause] fans of the coat closet. that's how god intended it. [ laughter ] planning to have kids just isn't right. [ laughter ] but perhaps the strongest
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forward. >> bill: we've got -- in front of the supreme court doma and -- they've combined them i guess but they're going to rule separately on them because they're two different cases. >> yes. >> bill: on prop 8 sticking with that, these republicans now have filed an amicus brief in support of overturning proposition 8. >> right. >> bill: where is the obama administration? >> well, the obama administration is still silent. unless, did we get anything in the last -- last week, right they filed their brief on doma. question of doma, right? >> bill: i want to stick to prop 8. >> on prop 8 they haven't filed an automatic an amicus brief. i think he was asked about it on kgo. he said we're not a party to that. so we haven't weighed in. you don't have to be a party to a case to file an amicus brief. these people aren't a party to the case. they just filed an amicus brief. it is a friend of court brief. it says this is how we feel about this thing even though we're not a party to it. so you know, they have until thursday, i think, is when to do it. and the doma briefs that the government file
% of the premium that is associated with that dependent. and and if as supervisor farrell said the doma is overturned and/or same-sex marriage becomes legal on a national basis we do expect that the federal irs requirements would be similar to that of the state and there would be no financial penalty and therefore, this would be moot at this point. be we would be prepared to make the payment at the end of the calendar year. so it would be for six months at first payment and if need be, then it would be for full-year in subsequent calendar year 2014. >> thank you of >> thank you >> department of human resources i want to confirm we conducted the required meet and confer process with our unions. about five of our unions and the largest were the machinists and local 21 and after asking some questions and some of them actually weren't aware of the discriminatory practices of the federal tax code, but after some good discussion they indicated their complete support. so the meet and confer process was concluded. >> thank you. any questions? thank you very much. i hope that every meet
or doma describes marriage only between a man or woman. in a brief timed, doma treats gay and lesbian couples unequally violating the constitution. the court will hear argument next month. >>> last week, revealed a nuclear waste tank at a washington facility was leaking. now the governor says six tanks at the hanford nuclear site are leaking toxic sludge. he says there's no immediate health risk to the public but calls the leak disturbing. the facility is considered to be the nation's most contaminated nuclear site. >>> number four now. the pentagon grounded the entire fleet of f-35 fighter jets because a crack was found in the engine of one of the planes dungbillion, the f-35 program is the most expensive weapon system in military history. number five, police are on an intense manhunt foreign the occupants of a range rover involved in a las vegas shooting. shots fired from that car killed the driver of a maserati which then crashed into a taxi. the taxi driver and his occupant were both killed. it caused a major pileup on the las vegas strip and there were three others injured. >>> n
in almost seven years. reporting live, back to you. >>> and in doma. the defensive marriage act. the obama administration trying to strike down the act. the 1996 defensive marriage act is unconstitutional. the law denies same-sex couples legally married under state law a number of federal benefits like social security survivor benefits and family medical leave protection. the brief did not address the legal challenge to prop 8 which will be heard on march 26th. >>> also at 11:00, insight why pope benedict is stepping down. he made the decision after the internal investigation into the scandal at the vatican. among the things exposed in the 300-page report is blackmail and sex scandals at the vatican. the pope plans to hand over the report to the successor. >>> theless lesist is growing. 32-year-old katrina fritz was arraigned on murder and robbery charges today. detectives claim she is a prostitute who frequently was hired by the victim. ravi kumra was killed last november. fritz's brother is one of the three men charged in the case. another suspected prostitute, raven dixon is also charg
of the sisters of loreto my wish is that we achieve marriage equality in every state and we resend doma on the federal level to achieve full quality for lesbian and gay relationships across the land. >> i wish that the bees were not dying from. >> that is a good one. >> my hope is for improved economic conditions for my country's most vulnerable people that we create healthy environments and green spaces and by country men and women become fully conscious of their ability to change things for the better. >> baptist from haiti. my wish is for more justice, economic as well as social justice, starting with the recognition that poverty is not a sin. >> i wish for wish for a world without boarders and walls, age 53, argentina. [ applause ] >> i wish for a world where the children are more just and more kind and fair in the world than the one we know. president, barack obama. >> and now, this is a good one, that donna and i can very strongly identify with. i wish that male fashion designers would be forced to wear the things that they create for women like stelleto heals and it gets better.
't make any sense anymore. listen, we are 2013, and the time has come now that doma is ended, that everybody is treated equal. there should be no financial inequalities anywhere. there should be no emotional inequalities. as the governor will tell you, he not only considers this a civil rights issue, but it also is a financial issue as well. this is the time now starting in march when we're going to hear these arguments starting in the supreme court that hopefully we can get everybody on board to understand that everybody financially in my opinion is getting hurt by this. not just gay couples. >> governor, i want to give you the last word, and you talked about how the economic message is tied in to the overall equality message for rhode island. have those economic factors or that argument -- pardt of the argument, has it resonated with elected leaders in rhode island? >> yes, because rhode island's economy is lagging. unemployment is unacceptably high. one of the highest in the country. so we have to make that up. especially since our neighboring state, connecticut, mass mark
. and this policy attempts to make up for that discrimination. contrary to what david said, doma is to say that the federal government and other states do not have to recognize gay marriage in the few states that allow it. doma prohibits the federal government from recognizing gay marriage and therefore spousal benefits and the new state where is gays can marry. and as you pointed out, shannon, most states don't have a statute that allows for gay marriages. so if you want to extend this policy and say the policy should extend to straight couples who are in domestic, long-term committed partnerships, that's fib. i don't think you will find many. as for the equal protection, equal protection in this case, i think any court would say, there is a rational basis for the department of defense extending the benefits to gay couples because gay couples don't have the options of marrying the way straight couples would do. i don't think this would have too much difficulty in the courts. >> shannon: david, i want to read something for a specific comment for this story. it says all heterosexual service
of marriage. if the federal supreme court overturns doma, the defense of marriage act, which the supreme court is hearing that in march and april later this year. >> you know, we've been hearing a lot from people on the right. you know, national elected leaders from your state talking about this issue. while this is something that are you putting forward on a state level initiative, there is a split among gop colleagues. i want to play for everybody because congressman from illinois who has come out against the repeal of doma and against the president and the fact that the department of justice is not going more aggressively after those cases, he was questioned about his support or lack thereof for marriage equality. let's take a listen. >> why don't you support that issue, by the way? >> well, i -- i just haven't. >> i mean, is there a reason? it seems to be a few states have passed it. obviously that's -- the needle is moving, and i just wonder what the reason is. >> i think everybody has a set of beliefs on issues, social issues in particular, that they -- that are a reflection of how they
telling the federal government the time is now, that we take steps to repeal doma and to close these kind of discriminatory loopholes in our tax system that is penalizing same-sex couples. so we hope that the committee will forward this onto the full board with a positive recommendation and we hope that the full board will also vote unanimously to send a very clear message. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> budget bill, you love this item. you always will. we look at you and see the working passion that you make, but are you ever going to see your budget day? c'mon, bill. c'mon budget bill. you got the wedding budget bell blues. you are going to at pay your dues. come on budget bill. you are still the same. the budget is still the same and you are going to sing and you are going have to pay the same. and your budget is still the same. and oh, budget man, you came and gave at work without taking -- and you are going to have more today. okay. >> thank you, mr. paulson, any other members of public wishing to speak on sing on item no. 3? seeing none, public comment is clos
that will be argued on march 26. walter will talk about the standing issue in the doma case, which is more fascinating to me. it will be argued the next day. both of you have heard the arguments about due process and equal protection. we filed on the 21st. another will be filed by 28th of february. the big thing is whether the obama administration, which is not defending the doma question, whether they will file supporting the challengers of proposition 8 or whether they won't. if they do, what kind of an argument will they make? we will find out on thursday. in the meantime, there were briefs on the side of the opponents in the proposition 8 case. there'll be at least that many files this thursday supporting our position in the case, including a new york times this morning. you might have seen it. the former republican party officeholders who have signed up and supporting our position in the case, which is a bit of a man bites dog sort of thing. [laughter] at least some people think that. it has over 60 major corporations in america and constituents from every one of the states saying that propositio
marriage act or doma defines a marriage as only between a man and a woman. in a brief filed with the high court, it says doma treats gay and lesbian couples unequally according to the constitution. the court will hear arguments next month. >>> pope benedict xvi will give its angelus prayer when he gives a blessing in front of a crowd. cnn will be airing live when it happens tomorrow morning, the 6:00 am eastern hour. the pope steps down officially on the 28th. the vatican is hoping to have a new pope in place before easter. >>> for just a moment, imagine your child has hearing loss, but you cannot afford hearing aids. more than 1.5 million kids in the u.s. live in silence because their health insurance doesn't think they're essential. cnn's george howell sat down with 7-year-old hayden mckenzie for a look at the drastic measures he and his family have taken for him to hear. >> reporter: for 7-year-old hayden mckenzie, it takes a little more time in the morning to get started. and for his twin brother, colby, it takes more patience. >> our big question of the day is, you have a hearing aid
around and say doma is constitutional is bizarre. >> right. is this what will hinge on or turn on ultimately? >> just to remind the audience, there are two cases. doma is federal and the california case. stepping way back, regardless of what happens this month and this year, we are going to have gay marriage in america in all 50 states in our lifetime, indeed within the next five to ten years because the demographics are so dramatically shifting as evidence by president obama's issue on this in one direction, an arc of history bending toward justice. once enough states do this on their own, which they will, the supreme court will nationalize it, even if it doesn't do it this year. once enough states do it on their own and other states have to recognize marriages solemnized in places where it's legal just as people today can get fast divorces in nevada. people today, regardless of where they live can go to massachusetts and we will very quickly move to a 50-state solution even if we don't do it this year. >> i guess the very thing that makes me nervous is the idea of justice del
when he backed the defense of marriage act. he later told the justice department to stop defend doma in court. he lifted the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like any than else under lawsuit. >> it's the gays joining boy scouts that is last straw for conservative leaders. >> that is exactly what is happening, you have a corporation eliteists that are s trying to force this politically agenda. >> and they ex will ex sentenced some benefits to partners of service members. music to the ears of first openly bie sexuality member of congress. >> i it reflects the sentiment. of the american public. these are no longer issues that are taboo. >> it has not been driven by political expediency. >> our country as a whole evolved significantly in our view, public's view of these matters. the president thinks that is a good thing. >> reporter: important to note that defense officials will not acknowledge same-sex marriages. defense of marriage act prohibits any marriage that is not between a man and wom
-- urges the court to appeal the doma vote. the voter approved ban on same- sex marriage. >>> now the south bay where santa clara county sheriff's deputies say they seized 70 pounds of marijuana and hundreds of marijuana plants. the department's marijuana agency says it uncovered the operation yesterday. deputies arrested 32-year-old tran. they say the total street value for all of the marijuana is about $600,000. >>> a bay area man who spent seven years at san quentin is enjoying his first taste of freedom tonight after a judge determined that he had been wrongfully convicted. ktvu's jana katsuyama live in oak l and and tells us he could have served the full 25 year to life sentence if it weren't for the perseverance and advocates. >> reporter: this was an emotion day for ross and his family. ross walked away at last a free man and the sun was shining. >> today is a lovely day. a lovely day. it's past a good day, it's a blessed day for me to be out here again. >> reporter: ross spent nearly seven years at san quentin penitentiary. he was convicted of attempted murder. after witnesses poin
he's against doma. but he thinks states should go state by state. this brief is the takedown californian's to erect a barrier against same-sex marriage. the republicans say that should go down. you know. if the republicans are going to get out ahead of me on this one -- >> it should be a step by step, a joint move. he leads a little, they lead a little. one step forward keep going. i'm actually impressed even though i question the motives think it is selfish and political. the rate of change compared to almost every other civil rights issue is incredible. ten years ago, it was like 20% 30% at best pro marriage equality. and now it is -- >> john: political expediency is the mother of decency sometimes. i do agree any progress is positive. it is true. when i first moved to greenwich village at the height of the a.i.d.s. crisis, i never would think that a community would show the world a fastest gain in civil rights. i don't see how it can't an positive. last week, jon huntsman came out in support of american equality. huntsman said "the american people will not hear us out if w
the courts to strike down doma, defense of marriage act. the move is not unexpected, but peter doocy is following that for us, live in washington. hi, peter. >> reporter: hi, jamie, and in that brief filed yesterday the solicitor general makes crystal clear, the obama administration thinks that the defensive marriage act, law passed in 1996, quote. denies to tens of thousands of same sex couples legally married under state law, an arare of important federal benefits that are available to legally married opposite sex couples, and jamie, this represents part of a broader shift toward insuring gay rights. and president obama made sure everybody knows they're an important part. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> a little more than a month into his second term, president obama's administration has a little less than a week to file a friend of the court brief against proposition 8, which was a gay marriage and banning balloting initiative approved by colorado voters in 2008 only to be overturned by the californi
court saying you have to overturn doma. yesterday, a whole group of major corporations from the biggest names in corporate america, microsoft apple and a lot of others, those corporations filed a brief with the supreme court saying this is bad for business. not to support marriage equality. it looks like, senator the tide's turning here in terms of public opinion. >> absolutely. i have seen a study -- growth and support for marriage equality and opposition to discrimination. just in -- during my time in the house and these pieces of news and my early days in the senate are very heartening. you know, i still recall the interview that our president gave last year talking about how his views and opinions have changed and i think that this is happening throughout the country and it is not partisan. you're hearing from, as you said 80 plus prominent republicans who are now saying that marriage equality is -- proposition 8 should be overturned. that doma should be repealed. and it's -- i think reflective of the opinions of the country. unfortunately, as this -- these cases play out we still h
that with health care, saving the economy, i think that would be big -- >> and also -- >> he's done equality, doma, getting rid of that, getting rid of the don't ask don't tell, pushing towards pretty much equality in marriage all the way, almost there, and then health care, of course, historic because every democrat since truman -- since roosevelt has been trying to do it. gee grades himself on a tough curve. i remember when i visited him in his senate office years ago. the pictures he had on the wall were gandhi, lincoln, muhammad ali, and thurgood marshall. >> where was hannibal? >> hannibal wasn't there. but thurgood marshall was there, ali was there, gandhi was there, lincoln was there. that's the way he thinks of himself and i think he's going to strive very hard to reach those goals that joy talked about. also more prosaically, he's got to make sure health care gets properly implemented. because if it doesn't -- and it's moving in his direction. >> right. >> and he plays -- you know, he's patient. one of the things about this president, he'll always be known for in the history books is pati
. next month we've got the supreme court taking up doma and prop 8. beyond using the sound bites of those prominent names, are they aware of the context and the way their voices are being used? do they support this campaign? we're talking laura bush, colin powell, the president? >> these are thoughtful leaders from the president right through, they choose words carefully and take stands carefully. they weren't all there before but they all have spoken out and supported the freedom to marry and they're voices matter -- >> they like being used in the campaign? did they say have you reached out to them saying we're using your voices in this fashion? >> they are already on the record and there in public and we want the country to hear it and embrace the leadership. >> the "washington post" ruth marcus calls this obama's marriage equality test in a new op-ed she penned saying a president who speaks so eloquently cannot allow his administration to remain silent before the court where words are translated into reality. so should minority rights be put up to statewide vote for majorities to vote
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